Category: Financial Fitness

Tips to Raise Credit Score

Tips to Raise Credit Score

Many people when needing or wanting to raise credit score immediately find someone else to do it for them. They call a credit repair company and assume that is the best they can to do increase their credit score. Enlisting the help of a credit repair company to raise credit score is a good idea in most cases. But there are other steps people can take as well to increase their credit score.

What is Credit Repair?

Credit repair is using federal law to remove derogatory items from credit reports that are erroneous, obsolete or unverified by a creditor. It can be very effective but in most cases will not remove every negative item from a credit report. Why? Let’s consider a negative item that is not an error and the date of the last activity on the account is within the last 7 years. The only way that item is going to be removed by the credit bureaus is if the creditor does not respond to a dispute of that item. If the creditor continually responds stating that item is accurate, it’s not coming off until the 7 years is up.

So then why is credit repair effective? Because many creditors don’t respond to the dispute sent to them by them credit bureaus. It’s as simple as that.

Tips to Raise Credit Score

Credit repair is one step that someone should take but there are other steps as well.

Balances on Revolving Accounts

Many people think that if they simply make their minimum payment every month on their credit cards they are doing their best to maintain or raise credit score. That’s not true if the balance on the credit card is higher than 30% of the credit card limit. So, pay down your balances to under 30% of the limit.

Late Payments

Late payments are one of the worst enemies to a high credit score. As we work with clients sometimes we are removing negative items and they call us upset that their credit score has gone down. After investigating we find that they have made a recent payment late such as a car payment. Late payments can reduce credit score by as much as 60 points. By making future payments on time the score will increase again. But if someone is trying to raise credit score don’t make late payments.

Positive Accounts

Many people don’t realize that even if they have very few or no negative item on their reports they are not going to have an excellent credit score unless they have positive accounts as well. The more positive accounts the easier to raise credit score. Find ways to add positive accounts to your credit reports. Don’t spend money you can’t pay back on time. But find a company that reports to all 3 credit bureaus and open an account. Make a small purchase and pay it down to 30% of the credit limit given to you immediately. Depending on current credit score perhaps go to a bank or credit union that has credit builder loans. Even if it’s just $500. They will put the money in a savings account and you can pay back the loan from the savings account. It will cost you some interest but will raise credit score.

To clarify, we are credit repair experts. Credit repair is a very positive step. But we also educate our clients on what I’ve shared above and other things depending on their personal circumstances. We also provide other tools for our clients to raise credit score at no extra charge that other companies don’t. Click “Book a Phone Appointment” below  or visit the Credit Repair Page on our website.

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Healthy Credit Score – The Vital Sign of Your Financial Fitness

When we go to the doctor, the first thing they do is check our vital signs. Blood pressure, pulse, and blood oxygen levels. Every time. In effect, what they are doing is checking our heart. Without a healthy heart, it’s impossible to have physical fitness. The equivalent in financial fitness is having a healthy credit score.

Most of us will agree that the key to a healthy heart and physical fitness is diet and exercise. If we maintain a healthy eating style and exercise regularly, we have a reasonably good outlook for physical well being.

Similarly there are keys to financial well being also. Good habits that we all can learn and do to have a sound financial well being. And, if we do these things we will have a good outlook for financial fitness which will be represented by a healthy credit score.

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First of all, we need to check our financial fitness vital signs ourselves. For most, there’s no financial doctor that we go to regularly that do that for us. So, we need accurate, real time credit monitoring. Not the free services because they aren’t accurate and aren’t real time. Not the one we get from the credit card companies for the same reason.

Then we need to protect our credit which comes from protecting our identity. It’s like taking supplements to bolster our immune system. Identity theft protection is a key to a healthy credit score and sound financial outlook.

We also must learn how to get and maintain a healthy credit score. It seems that everyone is only focused on negative items versus positive items on their credit report. But there are many things we can do on a regular basis to achieve a healthy credit score even if we have negative items on our credit reports. We were taught at least some things in school about health. There were even courses we had to take. But there were no courses financial fitness and certainly nothing about a healthy credit score.

What about those negative items on a credit report? Can we do anything about that? Most of the time, yes! Just like with disease, if left unchecked it could seriously affect your health.

If we have negative items on your credit report it’s like a disease of our financial fitness. And, in a lot of cases it can be rectified. Yes, we have to take a remedy for it but not forever!

Then there’s debt. Paying interest on debt zaps our financial energy. Money is going out with no return. But what if we could pay that debt down and stop paying as much interest? We would have more money to save for emergencies, retirement and college.

Once we start developing a sound financial outlook we need to protect it all. Therefore we all need a last will, living trust and medical and financial powers of attorney. Without these vital documents everything we build for ourselves could go up in smoke before our heirs see it.

Everything we need to rectify these problems and have sound financial fitness is available. The problem is, that up until recently, no one knew where to get all this. It was like going to a gym for cardio, then another for weight training, then another for yoga. It was unrealistic and expensive.

Now, everything we need for financial fitness is all in one place with one membership for just $89/month. And, it’s simple. You log into an online account and all these services are waiting for you. Plus there are videos to explain each.

Now financial fitness is as readily available as physical fitness.
But just like physical fitness it requires focus and discipline.
Are you ready to get focused?

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Healthy Credit Score – The Vital Sign of Your Financial Fitness
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We dispute all your negative items immediately. Most companies do not. Most companies will purposely extend the time it takes to remove negative items from your credit report because they like your monthly fees.

Our goal is to get you the highest credit score as quickly as we can

While we are removing negative items from your credit report you are going to learn positive credit habits. We give you an online tool call Credit Builder. Credit Builder will show you multiple things you can do to increase your credit score.

We Provide All Our Clients
with Identity Theft Protection
from LifeLock

You Immediately have accurate
Online Credit Monitoring
with Smart Credit

You can Log In Online and See all the Services You Have
and Monitor the Progress of Your Credit Repair

No One Else Provides the Services We Do
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To get started it’s a one-time $99 Activation and Just $89/month
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That means you call the shots. Once you have achieved your goals, call us up and we’ll cancel your service

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Financial Fitness Program

More than ever before people need help with their personal and financial affairs. There are many reasons for this. The primary reason is that as a country, we are earning less in relation to inflation than we were 20 years ago. In addition, what we need in order to get our financial affairs in order is not organized and readily available for the average person. That is why we have developed a Financial Fitness Program.

Did you realize?

  • The average U.S. household credit card debt is $16,000 – NerdWallet.com
  • 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings and 49% of those people have no savings at all – CNBC.com
  • 49% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck – CNBC.com
  • The U.S. median family income rose just 2.8% since 2017 while the cost of living has increased 77% – US Bureau of Labor Statistics

We are certainly up against a series of circumstances that makes financial fitness next to impossible. Another factor is that we were never taught how to handle our finances in school, even college. We simply aren’t equipped on our own to develop a financial fitness program.

Financial Fitness Program

At ERA Financial and Credit Services we have joined forces with a company to provide an affordable financial fitness program for everyone. We call it The Protection Plan Membership. To get all these services and programs someone would have to get them from multiple sources and pay over $10,000. That’s just not realistic. So, we have put all these services together into a financial fitness program for only $89/month!

Here’s What Comes in Our Financial Fitness Program

  • A Debt Payoff System
    • 35% of Americans make only the minimum monthly payment on their debts. We show you how to pay these debts off faster saving tens of thousands in interest payments and how to live a debt free life.
  • Identity Theft Protection with LifeLock
    • Every 2 seconds an identity is stolen. 143 million people had their identity stolen through Equifax, one of the big 3 credit bureaus.
  • A Last Will, Living Trust, and Medical & Financial Powers of Attorney
    • Everyone should have these important documents in place but 65% do not.
  • Online Tool to Inform Loved Ones of the Location of Important Assets
    • $58 Billion goes in life insurance policies, 401k programs, bank accounts and other assets because loved ones don’t know they exist or where they are located.
  • Credit Enhancing Services
    • Today your credit is like a vital sign of your Financial Fitness. With a less than great credit score people pay more in interest and deposits, and can be turned down for purchases or to rent or lease.
      • Online Credit Monitoring with all 3 credit bureaus showing credit scores and credit reports
      • Education and recommendations on how to have an optimum credit score
      • Credit Repair to remove derogatory items from a credit report and increasing one’s score
      • A Credit Attorney that will step in if necessary
  • Money Savings Services
    • A Discount Travel Company with an online portal that saves thousands on hotels, resorts and vacation packages
    • A Discount Prescription Drug program that provides an average savings of 41%
    • An Insurance provider to insure that people are getting the right coverage at the best premium rates

To find all these services and programs on your own and become Financially Fit would be very difficult And again, very costly.  With our Financial Fitness Program called The Protection Plan these services come together. You get an online portal for easy access and coaching from our expert Support Team.

All for a one time set up fee of only $188
Then just $89/month

Think about it. If you can pay down your debt and therefore pay less interest on your debt ongoing, that would save far more then $89/mo.

If you could increase your credit score and pay less interest on your mortgage, car payment and credit cards that would save far more then $89/month

If you could prevent identity thieves from using your identity to open accounts in your name that would save more than $89/mo.

And, if you could save on personal or business travel throughout the year that would save far more then $89/mo.

Start Your Financial Fitness Program Today!

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East Coast (727) 222-0120
West Coast (619) 492-3040

Or email us at Info@eracreditservices.com

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Financial Fitness Program
Debt Reduction for Overall Financial Fitness

Debt Reduction for Overall Financial Fitness

We are best known for helping consumers increase their credit score. However, in many cases the reason why people have a low credit score is because they have too much debt. And, they don’t know how to pay it off or at least pay it down. Debt reduction is an important component to your credit score and overall financial fitness.

There are two ways generally someone can learn how to reduce their debt. One is to pay someone to do it for them. This is costly and doesn’t really teach the consumer how to do it themselves reducing their capability to maintain low debt in the future. The other is to learn how to do it yourself by using a program that walks you through it step by step.

Fortunately we provide our clients with an online program to help them reduce their obligations. By paying down their balances in relation to their limits or original loan balances it increases their credit score. And, they ultimately save thousands of dollars in interest.

Debt Reduction Simplified

This program simplifies the complexity of figuring out what debt to pay first, then next, etc.. You start by inputting your debt obligations including interest rates and pay off amounts. Then the program runs a report showing which debts to concentrate on paying down. Even if you can only add a small amount of money each month to paying the most expensive debt, it reduces the principal amount of that dramatically over time.

The most expensive debt is not necessarily the one with the highest balance. It may be the one that has the highest interest rate. The program identifies this for you and suggests how much more to pay on that debt.

Once that debt is paid down and ultimately paid off, it then suggest you take the entire payment amount you were applying to the first debt, and pay the next most expensive debt. This method can literally save you thousands of dollars, maybe tens of thousands of dollars.

For more information on our Debt Reduction program and how we can help you become more financially fit contact us by visiting us at http://eracreditservices.com/ or calling our office.

West Coast (619) 492-3040
East Coast (727) 222-0120
email: info@eracreditservices.com

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